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Prague of Charles IV – A Grandiose Building Site in Europe

Prague City Museum – House at the Golden Ring ( Dům U Zlatého prstenu), Týnská 6, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00


permanent exhibition


NOTIFICATION: Due to technical issues, the exposition will be closed till December 1, 2017.

It focuses on the urbanism of the territory of Prague and its changes in the 14th century, with an emphasis on the period of Charles IV and the Luxembourg dynasty. Upon his arrival to the Czech lands in 1333, Charles found the city and both royal residences in poor condition. By the end of his reign in 1378, Prague was a great development zone, surrounded by walls and increased in size with the addition of the New Town. Thanks to Charles IV, it became a center of education, craftsmanship, trade, and intellectual life. Unique models of city development and individual buildings, based on the latest scientific findings, offer us insight into both Charles’ ideas and how the city actually looked. The exhibition includes a range of original objects from the collections of various institutions

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